Advancing the Orang Asli through Malaysia?s Clusters of Excellence Policy (doi: 10.14425/00.45.76)

Education, Mohd Asri Mohd Noor, Sultan Idris University of (0028) Advancing the Orang Asli through Malaysia?s Clusters of Excellence Policy (doi: 10.14425/00.45.76). Journal of International and Comparative Education.

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Abstract

Since gaining independence in 1957, the government of Malaysia has introduced various programmes to improve the quality of life of the Orang Asli (aboriginal people). The Ministry of Education, for example, is committed in providing education for all including the children of Orang Asli. However, whilst the number of Orang Asli children enrolled in primary and secondary schools has increased significantly over the last decade, the dropout rate among them is still high. This has been attributed to factors such as culture, school location, poverty, pedagogy and many more. The discussion in this article is drawn upon findings from fieldwork study at an Orang Asli village in Johor, Malaysia. This article discusses efforts in raising educational attainment of the Orang Asli through the implementation of the Clusters of Excellence Policy. In so doing it highlights the achievement of the policy and issues surrounding its implementation at the site.

Item Type: Article
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Depositing User: MR. ADNAN YAHYA
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 0028
Last Modified: 12 Oct 0028
URI: http://repository.um.edu.my/id/eprint/112552

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